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Pokémon X and Y Nintendo Direct coming early tomorrow morning

Pokémon X and Y

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Go to bed early, set your alarms, and prepare your caffeine injections, because Nintendo has another livestreaming video show planned for very early tomorrow morning.

The publisher plans to go over more details for its upcoming 3DS titles Pokémon X and Y, which are due out Oct. 12. Nintendo will begin livestreaming on its website at 7 a.m. Eastern (that’s 4 a.m. Pacific). Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will host the broadcast.

Based on the time, it’s likely this stream may have some European-focused announcements.

The Nintendo Direct will air on Nintendo.com, Ustream, and YouTube.

Pokémon X and Y are the first installments of the long-running role-playing franchise for Nintendo’s 3D portable. The new Pokémon will introduce a new region and new pocket monsters for players to train and battle with. It will also debut at retail alongside the release of Nintendo’s scaled-down portable, the 2DS. That new system removes the 3D and the hinge and drops the price to $130. The console is targeted at children, and Nintendo is positioning it as an inexpensive way for parents to get their kids that latest Pokémon title.

We’ll have coverage of Nintendo’s Direct livestream tomorrow morning.


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